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GT Spotter

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GT Spotter is a user interface that unifies the search workflow in an IDE. This set of slides was used for a submission at the ESUG 2015 Innovation Awards.

GT Spotter

  1. 1. GT Spotter part of the Glamorous Toolkit made by the Glamorous Team gt.moosetechnology.org
  2. 2. when programming …
  3. 3. searching is a pervasive need
  4. 4. it’s the job of the IDE to support it properly
  5. 5. enter GT Spotter (shift+enter)
  6. 6. searching is instantaneous
  7. 7. it can search for classes
  8. 8. it can search for packages
  9. 9. it can search for implementors
  10. 10. and more …
  11. 11. let’s get back to our class, for a moment
  12. 12. once found, you can just jump to it (enter)
  13. 13. yet, before you jump, you might want to know if you found the right thing
  14. 14. the preview solves that problem (cmd+p)
  15. 15. yet, you often want to find a method in the class
  16. 16. diving solves that problem (cmd+➞)
  17. 17. and you can continue searching
  18. 18. or diving
  19. 19. like this, senders and implementors become just another case of a unified workflow
  20. 20. yes, we know. quite cool. but, that’s not all
  21. 21. searching is not limited to classes and methods
  22. 22. searching is not limited to classes and methods
  23. 23. you can find a local playground page
  24. 24. or you can find a remote one
  25. 25. but, searching is not limited to code either
  26. 26. searching is for objects
  27. 27. you can find catalog projects
  28. 28. you can find folders
  29. 29. dive into zips
  30. 30. and find files
  31. 31. or, you can find examples
  32. 32. indeed, quite cool. but, that’s still not all
  33. 33. searching is for any objects … including yours
  34. 34. imagine having an address book instance
  35. 35. well, you can just add it to GT Spotter
  36. 36. preview it
  37. 37. and search through it
  38. 38. there are more than 100 extensions to GT Spotter
  39. 39. searching in and IDE has never been easier
  40. 40. or cooler.
  41. 41. GT Spotter part of the Glamorous Toolkit made by the Glamorous Team gt.moosetechnology.org

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